Eunice, Louisiana – Day 1

Mary and I spent the day wandering around downtown Eunice, Louisiana. The first stop was at the Prairie Acadia Cultural Center where….aghhhhh!…I discovered I had left my camera in our motorhome! Duhhhhhhh! Mary took this one photo for me.


The center is one of six parts of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve located in Southern Louisiana and has wonderful exhibits explaining the cultural history of the Cajun people. Mary and I are both from French-Canadian backgrounds. While there we viewed an hour-long film entitled “Dance With The Chicken” which identified the cultural heritage behind the Mardi Gras celebration.

I expect we will get to the other five elements of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve before leaving Louisiana. Here’s the official government link…

In addition we also visited in Eunice…
* Cajun Music Hall Of Fame And Museum,
* Railroad Depot Museum,
* Radio Station KBON Studio, 101.1 FM…where hundreds of Cajun Musicians have autographed the walls over the years, and…
* A Cajun store where Mary bought a quasi Mardi Gras costume.

For a more complete description of our day, see Mary’s Blog at

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